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Animal Biosciences Research

Physiology of Reproduction, Growth and Lactation

The objective of this sub-programme is to undertake research focusing on gaining a better understanding of the partitioning of nutrients into milk and identifying key genetic, endocrine and metabolic differences between biologically efficient and inefficient animals.

Potential Impact Indicators

  • Improved reproductive performance of dairy cows.
  • Increased usage of AI in dairy cow herds.
  • Enhanced ability to control lactation persistency by nutrition /management.
  • Enhanced ability to increase content of desirable bioactive compounds in milk.
No.RMIS - OnogingResearcherStartEnd
6387 The trace mineral status of Irish swards, and the effect of trace mineral supply on the reproductive performance of dairy cattle (PDF) Butler S. 01-Jan-2013 31-Dec-2016
6406 Pluridisciplinary study for a robust and sustainable Improvement of fertility in cows (PDF) Butler S. 01-Jan-2013 31-Dec-2016
6626 Genetic, nutritional and management approaches to improve fertility in lactating dairy cattle (PDF) Butler S. 01-Dec-2013 30-Nov-2017
6626 Genetic, nutritional and management approaches to improve fertility in lactating dairy cattle (PDF) Butler S. 01-Dec-2013 30-Nov-2017
6663 Identification of strategies to increase phenotypic fertility performance of late-calving dairy cows. (PDF) Butler S. 01-Jan-2015 31-Dec-2018
6706 Strategies to improve male fertility and increase sexed semen usage. (PDF) Butler S. 01-Sep-2015 31-Aug-2019
No.RMIS - CompletedResearcherStartEnd
5890 The effects of strategic micronutrient supplementation on the reproductive performance of dairy cowsThe influence of animal genetic potential across a variety of futuristic pasture-based systems of milk production (PDF) Butler S. 01-Oct-2008 30-Sep-2013